Camera Buying Guide - Get the Most out of Your Money

Buying a camera doesn’t need to be difficult. Learn what are the most important specs for the type of photography you want to do.

Then set a budget. That makes it easy to spot the cameras that will offer the best value for your specific needs.

Size is Important

The greatest mistake people make is overlooking the imporance of the size and weight of the camera that they buy. Full Frame mirrorless or DSLR cameras are often large and heavy, before you take the lens into account.

The bigger the camera, the less likely you’ll be willing to lug it around with you. For travel, street, day to day photography, celebrations, and holidays, smaller cameras win out.

Choose a Budget

Choosing a budget will help narrow down the camera models to choose from. Make sure to leave room for at least one lens.

Kit lenses aren’t the best at any type of photography and they don’t provide a shallow depth of field. You can get sharper and better looking images by investing in a higher quality lens.

This could be a inexpensive “nifty fifty” 50mm f/1.8 prime lens or a professional f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens. The importance is checking to make sure you have options for the types of photography you want to do and is within your budget.